During my brief discussion with Jason Loewenstein last year after Sebadoh’s performance at the Bowery Ballroom, he stated that there was a definite possibility that the band would record new material for a future release. Since then there hasn’t been any official word as to whether or not the band would do so until today.
According to Jakerock Blogg, the band are now back in the studio recording for what one can assume is a new record.
“First Sebadoh recording session in 13 years begins today! Well.. for me and Bob it does. Me, Bob and the Jakerock Mobile Recording Unit are headed to Los Angeles to record in Lou’s rehearsal spot for the next 10 days… Good times!”
All three members may not be present at this initial session, but this is certainly good news. Sebadoh’s last record together was 1999′s mostly forgotten “The Sebadoh.” While Lou Barlow has released a string of solo records over the past decade and change, in addition to reforming the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr, co-frontman Jason Loewenstein has only had one album of new original material to his credit, the vastly underrated “At Sixes and Sevens,” while spending more time touring with the Fiery Furnaces alongside current Sebadoh drummer, Bob D’Amico. Sebadoh have reunited a few times since their indefinite hiatus, once with Eric Gaffney in 2007, and now recently to promote their reissue of “Bakesale,” but have yet to release any new material outside of previously unreleased outtakes for reissues.
The band has had plenty of time to pen some new tunes so it will be great if they can get some new stuff out there soon, even if they choose to not release it on vinyl.
Check out the video for “Flame” below.
Sebadoh — “Flame”